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Ultrasounds and biopsies can be scary procedures for some patients. Your skill and compassion as a sonographer will help to put patients at ease. Your sounds judgment will be used to determine imaging technique and patient treatment. Through your expertise, you will help to fulfill Legacy’s mission of making life better for others.
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IMAGING: Provides quality images with accuracy and efficiency, using optimal skills and knowledge of all equipment.
Performs and maintains competency in Abdominal, OB/GYN, Small Parts, Biopsy, Carotid, Peripheral Venous, and Peripheral Arterial ultrasound studies in accordance with department standards and guidelines as detailed in the Ultrasound Procedure Manual.
Recognizes the significance of structures visualized, differentiates artifacts and records scan for permanent record.
Operates all ultrasound imaging equipment to insure accurate and quality images.
Develops and presents films and related patient information to physician for diagnosis.
Assists with patient transport by moving patients using standard procedures.
DOCUMENTATION: Gathers complete documentation of all pertinent information to provide accurate and timely service to customers.
Identifies patient by checking patient's I.D., full name and medical record number according to department procedure.
Reviews patient chart and orders to insure correct examination.
Labels images completely with demographic, position and other needed documentation.
Logs activities, gathers charging information and charges exams as required.
Follows department and hospital procedures and policies.
Performs quality control and quality assurance, records results and reports variance from normal equipment function.
PERSONAL & PATIENT CARE AND SAFETY: Provides for personal and patient care and safety using professional judgment in accordance with written standards so there is no injury to self or others.
Practices universal and blood and body fluid precautions, and sterile practices according to procedures.
Communicates and uses knowledge of related anatomy and physiology to insure appropriate and effective care to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
Maintains awareness of patient status and takes appropriate actions to meet their needs.
PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR: Practices professional communications, appearance, conduct, punctuality, attendance and attitude that lead to physician, patient and co-worker respect and confidence.
Informs and educates patient and/or family of all needed information concerning the exam performed.
Uses professional judgment and presents a professional image of competency to customer and staff.
Maintains professional appearance, punctuality, flexibility, confidentiality, and guest relations.
Handles stressful situations in ways that promote positive outcomes.
Takes personal initiative to maintain current in education (journals, books, in-services, seminars, etc.) and certification.
Participates in presenting professional information to colleagues.
Graduate of accredited school of ultrasound.
Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.
LEGACY’S VALUES IN ACTION:
Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action
Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled
Current state license in Sonography required for all employees who perform this job in the state of Oregon. Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in Abdomen and OB/GYN (ARDMS AB OB) strongly preferred. Vascular Technologist RVT (VT) certification preferred. ARDMS Breast certification preferred.
BLS/CPR Certification: Personnel providing direct care in patient care and diagnostic areas are required to acquire and maintain BLS/CPR certification.